Beneficial and Delightful Soap for Skin, Senses & Spirit

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Limited Seasonal Editions Back in Stock!

Two seasonal favorite soaps are back in stock!

Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage
Thieves in the Garden (Vapors Soap)
The Sweetgrass soap is very mild and chock full of French Clay. The scent is pleasingly light and not cloying. Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage is a perfect family soap during the changing seasons.

Thieves in the Garden (Vapors Soap) is a popular favorite during cold and flu season. This soap produces eucalyptus vapors in a hot shower or bath - so soothing if any family member is feeling 'under the weather'.

Grab these seasonal offerings soon, as stock is limited and both are produced in limited editions.

Love,

Angelic Soap


Sunday, October 12, 2014

BIG GIANT SALE

Use coupon code COLUMBUS50 for a 50% savings off anything in the shop!!

Hurry - offer expires Monday, October 13th, 2014 (Midnight EST).

Love,

Angelic Soap

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New! Ayurvedic Facial Oils!

Just listed!

Ayurvedic Facial Oils
NO SILICONES OR ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING!!

Enjoy the luxury and efficacy of our made to order facial oils at an affordable price.

These pure vegetable and seed oils are blended with essential oils to enhance their performance.

Choose from the following:

VATA - for dry skin

PITTA - for sensitive skin

KAPHA - for oily/normal skin

These complexion enhancers work beautifully with our Ayurvedic, high performance cleansing bars. 

For more complete descriptions, please visit our shop. 

Recommended reading: our previous post on Ayurveda and your skin.

The Ayurvedic Facial Oils come in the generously-sized amount of one (1) fluid ounce, bottled in classic amber apothecary jars, capped with a dropper.

To use, dispense 3-5 drops in the palm of your hand, mix with a few drops of pure water and lightly massage over freshly-cleansed skin.

Avoid eyes and mouth.

Smile.

Love,

Angelic Soap

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Sale Ends Today!!

Grab 25% off all of our fine soap and aromatherapy with coupon code FALL25.

Hurry - this sale ends at midnight, September 30 at midnight, EST.

Stock up now - this cold process soap only gets better with time!

Love,

Angelic Soap

Friday, September 26, 2014

LIMITED TIME SALE!!!

Input coupon code FALL25 for a 25% savings off of any of our fine luxury soaps and aromatherapy!

Hurry - coupon expires September 30, 2014 at midnight EST.

Love,

Angelic Soap

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quick Ayurveda and Your Skin Primer 101

According to the ancient principles of Ayurveda, each person is born with a unique dosha, or skin/body type. These doshas encompass the universal elements of air, earth, fire and water.

For our purposes herein, there are three doshas: 1). Vata (dry skin); 2). Pitta (sensitive skin); 3). Kapha (oily skin)

An internet search will yield numerous sites with more knowledge than I can provide here. I strongly suggest that you take the free questionnaires provided by many of these sites. These questionnaires can help you to determine your own personal dosha. 

Most people will discover that they embody characteristics of each dosha in varying proportions. Nevertheless, this knowledge can go a long way towards attaining health and comfort for your skin and body.

Seasonal changes naturally create imbalances (dosha aggravation) that call for a switch up in your personal skin and hygiene routines. 

For instance, if you are predominately Pitta (think sensitive + fiery), you will likely suffer a Pitta aggravation during hot weather. Spicy foods and heavy skin care products will only exacerbate the problem. This is the time to switch to cooling oils, such as sunflower and coconut, as well as essential oils like rose, vetiver and sandalwood in your daily personal care. A cooling massage with coconut oil, instead of your 'usual' does wonders in dialing down the irritability and heat.

VATA: dry, fragile skin that can be prone to wind burn, chapping, cracking. Vatas can be anxious worriers of a restless nature. (Think WIND/AIR elements) Vata needs heavier emollients and moisture plus extra water.

Vata Shea Ayurvedic Cleanser
PITTA: sensitive skin that can be prone to heat rash, rosacea, fragility, irritation and redness upon stimulation. Pittas are typically of quick intellect and can be agitated by lack of action. (Think FIRE element) Pitta needs calming essences and cooling, light moisture.

Pitta Rose Ayurvedic Cleanser
KAPHA: oily, thick skin that is blessed with very few, if any, wrinkles. Kapha is known for inner calmness, sweet nature and slow, languid movements. (Think WATER/EARTH elements) Kapha needs stimulating ingredients and very lightweight moisture. Kapha, like Vata, can benefit from extra water, as their body functions tend toward sluggishness.

Kapha Ayurvedic Herbal Cleanser
Happy Autumn, All!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Escalating Prices! Yikes!

Twice annually, I plan meticulously to order my soapmaking supplies. 
As a very small business, Angelic Soap strives to never sacrifice corners with base oils and other ingredients. As other soap makers know, the entire process is time consuming, so if I am not making the best product I am capable of creating, why bother?
For a long time, I have endeavored to keep my prices as low as possible.
I also charge my clients the shipping charges only - no handling charges - ever. If a client overpays via the "prix-fix" electronic shipping menu, all overages over $1.00 are immediately reimbursed.
Recently, when I went to order my supplies, I was in complete sticker shock.
Many of my luxury oils have increased exorbitantly. Some of the base oils have decreased. The essential and fine fragrance oils go up and down like the stock exchange.
And the shipping charges on Angelic's raw materials are staggering.
Gave me pause.
I was shipping some orders the first part of this week - another shock! USPS priority delivery has increased. Additionally, the delivery is no longer 2nd day priority. The delivery time is 3 days now.
Wow.
What is a small business to do?
Angelic Soap will NOT be increasing shipping charges to keep up with the escalation. However, it is always wise to plan to order as many bars as affordable. This saves on shipping in the long run. Stock up for a rainy day, so to speak. 
Lastly, instead of subbing cheaper base oils, Angelic Soap has modestly increased prices on its most luxurious, specialty soaps, as well as soaps that contain the priciest essential oils. 
This way, you can be assured that Angelic Soap will continue providing the very best products, the purest and most nutritious ingredients and NO SHIPPING INCREASES!!!
Love,
Angelic Soap